Officers use tear gas to disperse crowds gathered to protest recent police shootings


POSTED: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 8:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 8:09am

(KOB) A massive protest against the Albuquerque Police Department stretched late into the night on Sunday.

Several hundred people marched throughout the day in downtown Albuquerque to protest several recent police-involved shootings.

Protesters say officers murdered a man in the foothills two weeks ago.

James Boyd was killed after a confrontation with police in the foothills on March 16.

Protesters climbed on top of everything from light poles to a Nob Hill police sub station.

Vandalism was also seen throughout the area. Protesters also tried to overtake I-25, but the area was quickly cleared when officers in riot gear deployed tear gas.

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